All very nice, this is the standard I would like to get myself, the weathering/rust especially. Need to move on from factory fresh type models, they look to clean, but I will continue practicing until I'm satisfied.
I'm not big on practicing, I tend to jump in with both feet and pray I don't muck it up. Likewise with my Valkyrie build, I watched an on line tutorial and plowed straight in - not perfect, but I generally achieved the look I sought.
So yeah, I was happy with the result! pre-shading, post shading, bleaching, etc!
A small update today, finally got around to fitting the seat belts. I opted for lap belts as that is more in keeping with the seats - ideally a full racing harness and roll cage should be fitted by that will be contrary to the look I am trying to achieve.
Ha! You got me there, I was planning to cheat on those as you could not see them.
In theory the rads will be mounted just inboard of the intakes as there is space for them - vented out through the rear wheel arches and floor pan and the fuel cell will be positioned under the bench seat.